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  • "826 cubic inches coming through!" I Join Jay Leno’s New Weekly CNBC Primetime Show- Starting October 7th, 10pm ET/PT - CBNC Jay Leno’s Garage I am very excited to announce my return to television in a terrific project. Jay Leno was invited by CNBC to expand the concept pioneered in his Emmy Award-winning web series to a full 1-hour primetime broadcast show. ‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ comes to CNBC on Thursday, October 7th at 10pm ET/PT […]
  • Marshall Plan, WWII, Italy, Lancia, Alfa Romeo Gianni Lancia, 1924- 2014, An Update- Politics & Money- Is Anything New? -   Niels Jonassen is a fine writer from Denmark, the author of a marvelous book titled “Lancia Aurelia in Detail: GT, Spider, Convertible & Saloon“, published by Herridge & Sons, Ltd. Niels read my post on the death of Gianni Lancia and shared this on the story of Gianni’s supposed Communist ties:  “Before I wrote […]
  • Lancia, auction, Gooding & Company, Pebble Beach, Ferrari, Alfa Romeo Sports Car Market Monterey Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Co. August 2014 - Please join me for the 13th annual SCM Monterey Insider’s Seminar at Gooding & Company’s tent at Pebble Beach on Saturday August 16th at 9:00 am. The keynote speaker will be the incredibly erudite Miles Collier, collector, historian, preservationist, artist and founder of the REVS Institute in Naples, FL. Keith Martin will lead our panel […]
  • Jim's daily cross-country driver The Million-Mile Ferrari? - Well, the title is not exactly accurate.  The mileage on the car in question hasn’t even hit 100,000.  I am moved to write this based on a spontaneous morning coffee in Palm Springs with my friend James Taylor as he was traveling from LA to Phoenix.  Jim lives in upstate New York with a wonderful […]
  • 6Con MM Why I Love What I Do, Paris 2014 Edition - While I have always included purchase and selling consulting as a part of my professional offering, I find myself offering this service more and more often, especially as connected with my regular travels to Europe. During my my recent trip to Retromobile, I had a very rewarding consulting assignment.  I purchased on behalf of a […]
  • Citroen SM Chapron Mylord cabriolet Retromobile 2014, Paris France- Part 3 - CUSTOM-BODIED BEAUTIES, Chapter I. At Artcurial’s Retromobile sale- one of the five Chapron-bodied Citroën SM convertibles ‘Mylord’. Fabulous. And a mere $772,800 with buyer’s premium. These have to be quite the coolest version of a very cool GT. Some thought the price insane, I say- wait for the next one?  I think not! The work […]
  • 487571_10152178663821543_1848858373_n Retromobile 2014, Paris France- Part 2 - Two display-only stars at Retromobile – the Mercedes-Benz W196 Formula 1 Grand Prix ‘streamliner’ – speed personified even at rest – as is Hubert Parry’s record car ‘Babs’.  ‘Babs’, with Parry behind the wheel, set a world land speed record at 176mph in April, 1926 at Pendine Sands in the UK. The following year in […]
  • 1604691_10152169543546543_821574818_n Retromobile 2014, Paris France - Ah, Retromobile! And a few Lancias (and an OSCA and Citroën for balance)…  On a stand of Lukas Hüni, dealer from Switzerland, was a tribute to Lancia. Here, the only D24S sports racer in private hands and a 1st Series Flaminia Sport Zagato. From the Artcurial auction, a lovely Aprilia Cabriolet bodied by Pinin Farina. […]

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